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    HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

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ABOUT
Welcome to the major leagues for the mechanically minded. You’ll oversee all the heavy trucks, earth-moving equipment, gasoline- and diesel-powered tractors, road graders, garbage trucks, dump trucks and bulldozers. The opponent is downtime. You’re the MVP.
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DUTIES
Maintains and repairs all heavy equipment, keeps up with innovations and new ways to streamline procedures and ensures that the equipment is back on the job, safely, and as quickly as possible.
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WORK CONDITIONS
Work is outside at highway construction sites, in all kinds of weather. The normal workweek is 40 hours (eight hours a day for five days). However, some projects may require night, weekend, holiday work and overtime.
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TRAINING
Most learn the trade while working with other Heavy Equipment Mechanics. However, you must have five years of experience as a skilled automotive mechanic, including some experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy-duty construction or firefighting equipment. You can also learn through an apprenticeship program.
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SALARY
According to ZipRecruiter 2019 salary information, the average salary for heavy equipment mechanic jobs is $49,689.
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GENERAL
Salary ranges in Georgia based upon information provided by Georgia highway contractors. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state. With overtime, many workers earn well beyond the averages.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC AVERAGE WAGES

Below are some general hourly wages and annual salary ranges for heavy equipment jobs in the highway construction industry in Georgia. These figures are averages and may vary from region to region within the state.

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Average Entry-Level Pay
  • • $15.00 PER HOUR
  • • $31,000 PER YEAR
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    Average Pay with Several Years Experience
  • • $25.00 PER HOUR
  • • $52,000 PER YEAR
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    Average Pay with Most Experienced Worker
  • • $31.00 PER HOUR
  • • $64,000 PER YEAR

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